Rent Control Act of 2009 (R.A. 9653) in the Philippines

Rent Control Act applies to residential units having a certain ceiling on rental payments.

Coverage

Republic Act No. 9653 or the Rental Control Act of 2009 covers lease contracts over residential units. However, it has a limited coverage and does not entirely cover all leases of residential units.

The law applies to only to residential units in the National Capital Region and other highly urbanized cities which have a total monthly rent not exceeding P10,000.00, and residential units in all other areas which have a total  monthly rent of P5,000.00, in both cases the minimum is P1.00.

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